Yesterday, I was walking through Helsinki and took some snapshots. The city was covered with snow and it was pretty cold.
Updated 14th-December-2010 at 01:06 PM by Snow
Helsinki was host city of the United Buddy Bears Exhibition in 2010.
This exhibition featured unique painted Teddy Bears from each country at Senaatintori.
There were Teddy Bears from the UK:
Updated 6th-November-2010 at 11:07 PM by admin
The World Village Festival in Helsinki is an annual event since 1995 and I think the main reason people going there is because of the variety of food you can find there e.g. Chinese, Indonesian, Cameroon, Turkish, Indian and many more.
The festival is also a great opportunity if you like to find accessory for your outfit. You can find necklaces, rings, clothes etc. and there is plenty of food from different places in the world.
Official website: http://www.maailmakylassa.fi/english
Updated 29th-November-2010 at 04:11 PM by admin
It is the biggest snow castle in the world and is rebuild each winter with a different architecture.
Local materials are used to decorate the SnowCastle.
If you walk around in Helsinki, you may realize that Art Nouveau has a great influence on the architecture.
My favourite building in Helsinki is the Pohjola Insurance Building designed by Eliel Saarinen and built in 1901.
But what is Art Nouveau?
Art Nouveau, also known as Jugendstil (German for 'youth style'), is an international movement and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that peaked in popularity at the turn of the 20th century (1890–1905).
A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it is characterized by organic, especially floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly-stylized, flowing curvilinear forms.
Art Nouveau is an approach to design according to which artists should work on everything from architecture to furniture, making art part of everyday life.
Click here to read more about Art Nouveau
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